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through these difficult times. when the company urged -- merge with u.s. airways in 2005, parker took a new set of challenges on as the ceo of the newly restructured legacy alive. u.s. airways is a company built on mergers and acquisitions, which is a fitting for dug parker, the industry's main advocate for consolidation. he has argued time and again the airlines can be more flexible, more capable, and more valuable to travelers if they join forces . the airlines that did so are now operating successfully. mr. parker believes the combining u.s. airways and american airlines would create a more competitive industry and a more sustainable airline. so far his plan has received widespread support, including and, perhaps, surprisingly from the workers and american airlines and the union. he is here today to tell us more about the merger and where it sits and to his broader vision for the industry as a whole. ladies and gentlemen, please join me in welcoming dug parker to the national press club. [applause] >> thank you. thank you, all of you, it was very nice. i will say to my not a good p
, and he applies the brakes or uses the steering wheel to avoid the accident. >> host: why are you up here on capitol hill? what's the importance of showing this to politicians? >> guest: first of all, we think today everyone is distracted driving. we want people to be safer, we want to expose our -- [inaudible] to capitol hill. we think there are many people who can leverage that technology in order to help us save lives, to help us spread the word out there and to, you know, the families and the drivers -- >> host: is mobileye yet available? >> guest: mobileye is available for the consumers. right now we are working with several retail chains, and we are getting more and more into the retail market, and definitely. anyone who wants the system can e-mail us at mobileye.com, we'll hook him up with an installer. >> host: isaac litman is the ceo of mobileye here at the consumer electronics show in washington. stephanie lundberg is with the ford motor company, and you have a display here at the consumer electronics show. why is ford at this tech show? >> guest: essentially, ford is a technolo
bragging that he could do it, but it was also a warning to us. what if the next time that happens it's a larger utility or a group of smaller utilities around the country, maybe water, maybe electricity, maybe gas, and this time they're not just warning us or showing us our vulnerability but they're actually going to disrupt the flow of electricity or water to people who depend on it. that's -- that's the kind of crisis that we face and why it is so urgent that we deal with this. so let me come back to my dream. my goal here is that as we go on this week, we're able to submit a manager's amendment, but it's not just from the managers, senators collins, rockefeller, feinstein and i. we're joined by a much broader group and we form a broad bipartisan consensus here to protect our country from a terrible danger that is real, urgent and growing. mr. president, i always like to -- i was thinking about it again in this case -- think back in these moments. since i don't see anybody else on the floor, i will undulling myself and go back to a hot july day in philadelphia -- indulge myself and
to make sure that we are using for example the small business review process to ensure that the rules ask crafted can ease compliance where necessary especially with respect to smaller firms. smaller firms be they depositories jarmon depositories are by their nature less able to easily shoulder significant compliance costs tend to be more fixed than variable which means to the extent it firm is smaller on the compliance board and would be more biting and constraining and so the basic to make sure we are attentive as applied to the various regulatory requirements. >> which is one of my concerns. i keep getting that feedback from our small banks and credit unions about the compliance costs with the new rules coming out. within this efp, those are dillinger of disclosure issues as well as other disclosure forms. are you all communicating so when qr m comes out we are not going to have different ways of compliance issues for the small banking institutions? are you all talking together so it's going to be very fluid and we and are not going to have one rule come out but would then be modified
to find a discriminator that exists or existed within the usda. i think it's incumbent upon us to find equal protection for americans and if people are being discriminated against, we should fix that. and i don't know that it exists to the extent that it has been alleged by injury concerned about the political movement in this country that the fear on the part of republicans to make any comment that has to do with some sensitive issue and to go along with programs that may or may not have merit. but i would like to see the equal protection part and i look around this room and i think there's an opportunity to come to the congress and i think there's an opportunity to get involved in farming. i look around my neighbors and where was the special program for the swedes or irish that's just been about 15 miles of me. if they didn't -- to get started farming and guess it was hard. if you can show me people are being discriminated against want to help you fix that but i don't think on the other side we get where we need to go as a nation if we set up special projects for people that are defi
like the filter bubbles a wonderful issue increasingly facebook doesn't ask us to say something important because they want us to like it so they can give us more stuff that we like and they will show that first. that does not -- we may have friends are black and hispanic but we tend to orient toward those that have the same world view that we do. we do much more of that. and so, i think one of the most dangerous trends in the united states over the long term is that we are deepening the segmentation of the orientations that we have in our political and social preferences and clearly our politics in washington reflect that. i don't know how. it's an interesting observation. but absolutely the diversification of the ethnic composition in the united states as a mitigating factor. >> welcome this is really been an interesting conversation and i feel very lucky to have had a chance to talk with you and all the other knowledgeable people here. i don't have a copy of the real cover of the book right here, but every nation for itself i believe there are books in the back. by a book, as
for the last three and a half years despite repeated appeals, bipartisan appeals urging them to work with us to help solve the judicial vacancy crisis. i have been here in the time of president ford, president carter, president reagan, president george h.w. bush, president clinton, president george w. bush. none of these presidents were treated like this, none of them were by either republicans or democrats. somehow this president is considered different. we have seen everyone from chief justice john roberts who was appointed by a republican president to the nonpartisan american bar association urging the senate to vote on qualified judicial nominees. they are able to administer justice for the american public. sadly, republicans insist on being the party of no. but the american people and the overburdened federal courts need qualified justices to administer justice in our federal courts, not the perpetuation of extended numerous vacancies. we extend the number of vacancies even as the population of this country increases. today, vacancies on the federal courts are more than two and a half t
] - max rodriguez founder of the harlem book fair. this is our 14th year. thank you so much for joining us. our theme this year is enlightenment through literacy and with that simply means is that as we get access to information, we can use that information to increase, to enhance the quality of our lives. our family lives, our children's lives and the lives of our communities. the life of america frankly because don't we contribute every day in the things that we do and in this basis that we hold and the work that we hold and the families that we take care of? access to information is critical especially now the digital technology just sort of changing everything, how we access to information. i have a story about how books have always been the means by which information is delivered and now that means by which is being changed has shifted to digital so it causes and then packed in the book world and we know that it does and it has what what remains important is having access to that information knowing what questions to ask and knowing where to go to get the answer that we need to contin
for joining us in that conversation of success. we are joined today by three very powerful when women to my right is carol mackey, the editor-in-chief of the black expressions book club and the author of [inaudible] my goodness. to her right is the one and only zane. zane we know her work. i liked zane's work because i would have this book here and behind the book i would be reading zane. [laughter] she is what we call a brown dab author. we all know about zane's success. her work has been translated in many languages across the world, and for me that explains the recent growth in population across the world. to her right is charmaine parker, the publishing director of strebor books and author of -- >> the next phase of flight. estimate what is interesting about these women is that they are both powerhouses in publishing but also authors so they know the park. and because of the digital shift , the understand the black books in particular are imperiled because we are market-driven and publishers really pay attention based on how many books we purchased. so when that switches over to digital
of the esteem of history. my question i wanted to pursue in the op-ed he use was how realistic is this? so i looked at history's judgment and as you heard, history's judgment is generally can tittered to be the judgment of the historians in the polls of the academics that we begin with arthur schlesinger junior's senior in 1948 in the pc did after a poll he took in life magazine insert a great deal of interest, showing the american people have a real fascination and affection really for their president the massive body of literature that's grown up as a result of those polls over time. so there's a generally recognized consensus on the part of historians and plenty of room for discussion about where so-and-so belongs, john adams, for example for grover cleveland. i'll talk about both momentarily but then the contemporaneous outlet draped. well, 82 term president is obviously receives higher esteem on part of the electorate than a one term president. a two-term president succeeded by his own party, meaning that he had two terms that were judged by the voters to be worthy of detention on part
into what makes this nation so excellent. we know that it's you. father, a thank you for each one of use of -- thank you for each one of these and people. we thank you for the time and pray that continues throughout the day. please bless each one of our speakers as they come out and impart wisdom. we pray that you would bless each one of these young people at that lead today to go out and change the nation, to protect those values that make it so great, to reflect you. we pray that each one of these and people would not grow weary but they would mount up on the wings like eagles. but pinky for the state and ask you to bless it might lead in jesus' name. >> thank you. and we do appreciate the hospitality of the heritage foundation for some 200 students coming from about 100 different colleges. i hope you have found a very profitable and enjoyable. i'm going to call on a representative of the heritage foundation. director of the young eagles program. just take a minute or so about the heritage program. we do some great work -- they do some great work and we appreciate their cooperation. >>
inspiration for me. thank you for tt honor and that honor, let'sitit o amanie aca ltfol of us. lead with honor. lead with honor. that may get thamessage in her mind, thisountry will return adw e esgry faith. god bless you all and thank you for being here. [applause] we have several pows oihtwt to m edcome down. exaggerate thna whs the other one ee e' jerry. come on. i'll take their pictures. [alause] >> gn ot. >> look right here at me. thank you. udon [inaudible conversations] >> thank you so much. >> there you go.รง >>nk [inaudible] [inaudible conversations] >> now we hear from former governor of pennsylvania and mayor of philadelphia, ed rendell. he agrees many politicians re worki for constituents. his o s "a nao ths t ou long. [applause] >> thank you. hello, vre. ppse k alryry much. the library runs a tight ship, so we've got to stay on schele. that was great. a little lheing ur o eulogy, bu wtif. prcited very much. i want to just quickly recognize to people here before get into the gist of what i want to say about the book. one isn't mitch rendell, who as you kn ae-- ppe] it was a great
registered voters than there are adults over the age of 18 according to the u.s. census. because of a clue. what to me to put this will, there's simple steps. have they photo id to present at the polls and clean up absentee balloting. absentee ballots of the to a choice because you can register, applied for a ballot, then, and in many cases never have to present himself. kansas has been very good form. often require the you have a legitimate excuse to ask for an absentee ballot. they should make an effort to vote on election day. the few votes to early you have people voting before the last debate stiffeners. in addition, when you apply you have to give them the last four digits of his social security number, and that has reduced from dramatically. we are told this is the other suppression. we're told this is a return to the jim crow laws. well, frankly 80 percent of americans support the total idea pools. the thomas is a high percentage for any issue, even high and another that your humble pie because people are estranged and some people. chieftains of hispanics and african-americans supp
matters for all of us for all sort of - our personal history matters. maty ienad03s elatedtoth adt -psh . its title cries out as much with this anxiety as it does with pride. good people beget good people, a nealy. al taaer i had tea with mary pringle i was in a college caicos last week teaching at a point about factoring large. you cide to dramatize by giving examples from th real world explaining w reddancy affected gealo in po heedyon l back to a.d. 800, the number and says you have on average is about 562 trillion. that's hal a quadrillion pele, ich is moreta haveison nt. how, he asked, could this be? when one goes back in time the number of ancestors expands, to grandparents, four grandparents, presen foesnr suupte lcte eeer tlw creates all kinds of crowding problems to the number of ancestors one has by a.d. 1200 is just over 268 million people. roughly the total populationf all humans on the planet at that ti thouofcu t olinr olwards and then it rapidy implodes through super redundancy and in the smaller populations that existed back then. the upshot he explained is that nearly
of liberty appear on these political battlefields as we a dndofhe sl us. yet, in fact, we are the party of change and reform. we are thearty that wants to stop the cancer of government power which is radlod fomat w quedus we are the party that wants to rein in the nanny state, protect the integrity of the ballot box, remove race categories and race inutio aawfrom o th m tiad medicine and promote educational choice for the poorest children in our schools. it is our points on all of these battlends who have created the ineasinglyolleivis dree uso. s wveert e categories of race into our lives and into our laws and institutions. who have put half the country on the government payroll and are eager put the other half o as wl. ths,eng ti lexicon it is they who are called liberals, democrats and progressives, even though they are none of the above. liberals are not liberal atll th'r inle,ot . fu o , icly for us. if we seek race-neutral institutions and color blind laws, they call us racist. of if we point to the thre sed by islicans, t ula phobes and bigots. the only attitudes our opponents
to polling places on election day beco .. been made it out today are. also a mess. marketers will now use voter registration lists. it will lose money. i think you can also help with absentee ballots could be. very sophisticated. a very close assembly election. you could vote per absentee. there will send an absentee ballot even if you're not say. you will always vote absentee. well, that list is public. in one very close to a legislative election when candid supporters were very clever. the listeners of p-vlic, so they went and get the list and discovered which belong to a certain local party. the only do this for that political party. they fill the new voter registration cards and sentiment to the office for the elections. the affirmation of the car was identical to that on the card in the p-vlic record except the signature was an eligible scroll on the application. so this registration replace the original registration and the recoe fs. then the absentee clollot comes in and the $7 an hour minimum wage temporary. >> was selected this and make sure that the ballot as a pet system well,
'scoin uecoeyomnt a e b wir core wyhe mocl oth us to get a book from the book of the month club every month. and i can't remember how far soinkes a fy,s, but she ted ok tisrtok in retrospect i keep thinking now how did she expect a kind of hyperverbal, hyperlerarkid rt e es tt? meelrdhe bk d se,nd of thhith ithk was hugely liberating for me was that i had read mainly in the 19th century when i hadbeen inul b. i ohaetar d ibinto m know that you could write in this kind of vernacular. i mean, the book is written, written with a vryst, u laycebu or e, v eronve flip pant in -- flippant in places. it does have this attitude about sex which, of course, i fo mplyyeniuto mo latatl p ialee learn about, um, untying the kind of ties th d the liof19en. , d ed m a reifnt o inicsale. d illnk i mean, i gave it, i gave it to my sons who were, are really, really inveterate reers as isi csendtto m st ss emeel adryer veal ,n he was 13, i think it was. because i think sometimes when you're a 13 or 14-ar-o b u l f ol liou'tlkwnhe reit tinou dha t'sth d raalngdod idoing the same when, in fact, every other 13
a great job for all of us. pplause] i want to recognize myriend uio irow antoog h bse 'sth book. one of the things i tried to do with the book, and people ask why i wrote the book, and the first was i wanted to give people an idea abou how public see, dng this t tt c mike read to you at the end of the book is exhilarating. it's fun. it's whacky. it's an incredible up and down road. there's frustrations and ane that, number one, the book entertains, but, two, it makes people laugh, and particularly young people think more kindly about public service. what's stressful to me as my life hasone on ioe w ai tuse ol vent there's good government and bad government. there's good government spending, and there's bad wasteful government spenting. i wanted to sort o have fun with the book and show the human side o great polical adandpe itt ofhe stories about president clip ton, which i want to tell you. shortly after president clinton was sworn in, took the oath of foe ittee inew .s a funaiser est toasng phelhe out at the event, and it was co-hosted by a man by the name of ratner and louis cats
. this is something we have to do to make sure there isn't an attack against us and especially during an election year. i think it comes with this idea that there still is a military solution and let's recognize that a lot of people in this administration came from the last administration. there isn't that much of a transformation from the bush administration to the obama administration when it comes to the military and when it comes to the cia. in fact there's just been a little rearranging of the titles. so it's the same mindset and some of the same exact people and it's a reflection of an inability to have a military solution in afghanistan even with boots on the ground. some people say that this administration's way of dealing with the war is a whack-a-mole policies, they whack them in afghanistan and then they go to yemen and whack them there and now they are talking about having drones in africa. i think what is implied in your question is an somebody going to stop at some point and say this doesn't make any sense? on the other hand it keeps the military complex going and as long as americans co
that as technology allows us, that our two great countries will be united in the air, not through war, but by peace. and orteig was so inspired by that, that night he went home, he joined the aero club of america which was a sponsor and club for the dinner. and he wrote a letter saying i hope -- i'm going to donate $25,000 for this price, which was basically a nonstop flight from new york to paris, or paris to new york, you know, 3600-mile trip. he did not know at the time the $25,000 was one-eighth of this liquid capital and so if there had been an emergency he would have been slitting his own throat. but lucky for him he only realized that long afterwards. most of the flyers, all but one team, they started out in long island right around here, where is the roosevelt mall? that would? write that way. okay. and long island was a natural airfield. the center of nassau county, which would've been over there where the roosevelt mall is, was not as hempstead plains, and hempstead plains was the only naturally occurring prairie east of the alleghenies. it was flat. there were no trees. there were few fa
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